Author: Lynne Schmitz

VETERAN’S DAY ACTIVITIES 2017

CEREMONIES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND RESOURCES World War I hostilities were formally ended on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 with the signing of an Armistice with Germany. On May 13, 1938, a Congressional Act proclaimed November 11 to be Armistice Day as a “day to be dedicated to the cause of world peace…” Following World War II, it was expanded to honor all veterans. On June 1, 1954, the holiday was officially renamed “Veteran’s Day.” The following ceremonies will be held on Saturday, November 11, unless otherwise noted: Paso Robles District Cemetery at 45...

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Old Timers Picnic and other San Miguel Happenings

Old-timers gathered in the newly renovated San Miguel Park on August 27 at the annual Old-Timers Picnic. The day was hot and sunny but they were not wilted by the heat as there were smiles, laughter and excited conversations everywhere. Families and friends enjoyed the excellent chicken barbecue hosted by the San Miguel Lions Club. True to tradition, every person 80 years old or older was treated to a free meal. The honors of oldest man and woman in attendance went to Ruth Von Dollen, 91, and 2013 Pioneer Day Marshal Norm Bridge, 92. Previous queens present included Maggie...

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San Miguel is Growing

San Miguel Reflections A lot is happening in San Miguel these days. Last year the county received a grant to redesign the park on K Street. They had community meetings, polled residents and devised the plan which has been in progress for nearly a year. A majority of respondents agreed to close the section of K Street that has always bisected the park and create a new central soccer field. On the west side, the existing barbeque pit and picnic area, the pool and the playground are still in place but the horseshoe pits were taken out. A new...

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